Small Drug Possession Decriminalized in BC

by Little Guy @, Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 19:34 (550 days ago) @ Padrino

NOTE: This is about British Columbia, not Baja California.

Adults in British Columbia will be allowed to possess small amounts of some illicit drugs starting next year, the federal government announced Tuesday — a move that marks a dramatic shift in Canada's drug policy.

… the exemption is a dramatic policy shift in favour of what decriminalization advocates say is an approach that treats addiction as a health issue, rather than a criminal one. One of the goals of decriminalization is to reduce the stigma associated with substance abuse.

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